No. 10 Florida Gators football (7-1, 5-1 SEC) is riding high after a hot start to its first season under new head coach Jim McElwain.
With the Vanderbilt Commodores in town for homecoming, the Gators decided to break out a brand new set of white helmets for the game.
The left side of the helmet looks identical to the long-time Florida lid with the script “Gators” prominently featured. However, the right side features the team’s “Fast F” and has the same look that former head coach Urban Meyer banned after UF wore complete helmets with that style and lost in the 2009 SEC Championship Game.
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Also unique about the helmets is the stripe down the middle. While it follows the Gators’ normal pattern up front, it tapers off going back until it forms a blue point on the backside.
Florida wore these white helmets with orange jerseys and white pants on Saturday. Previously (2006, 2009), the Gators had only worn white helmets with blue jerseys.